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Are you aware of any oral health risks in your life that can lead to dental damage? Dental damage occurs when your teeth are constantly put at risk for several forms of damage, which can include issues with your diet, your lifestyle, or failures in your oral health care.

If you are involved with any contact sports, you could constantly be putting your teeth and gums at risk for damage. Beyond that, your entire dental profile can be destroyed in seconds due to a single blow to the face. To help combat this, always wear the appropriate safety gear and equipment to keep your head, neck, jaw and face safe.

Another common risk for dental damage arises in the form of mouth jewelry. As mouth jewelry primarily consists of issues associated with lip and tongue rings, you should be aware of what the risks from having them inserted into your mouth are. They can lead to immediate damage when being inserted, including risks for burst blood vessels or permanent nerve damage. If that isn’t bad enough, they can even lead to issues such as oral inflammation, chipped or cracked teeth, and the presence of infectious diseases such as hepatitis or endocarditis. If any pieces break off, they will also become choking hazards.

Also, make sure to protect your teeth and gums from risks that can arise linked to problems with your diet. Avoid hard products that can easily chip and crack your teeth if you try biting into them. Similarly, avoid chewing on inedible products or biting your nails.

Do you wish to learn more about dental damage and its effect on your smile? If so, please call 713-861-8323 to schedule an appointment with Dentists at Memorial Park at our dental office in Houston, Texas for your oral health care treatments. Drs. Johnson, Sharp, and Foust and our expert team can help keep your smile safe from dental damage risk factors and provide restorations or repairs as needed.